This week and next, baby boy is getting some pudge on him. He's starting to exchange the lean beef look for a pound and a half of chunky-ness! :) The wrinkly skin will start to smooth out also, making him look more like a newborn! He is also growing more hair on the top of his head, and if I could see him, I'd be able to discern what color and texture of hair he has (hmm...wonder what it will be?).
The network of nerves in baby boy's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear not only my voice, but DH's too! He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat.
Finally, his boy parts are changing too! The testicles are beginning to descend to where they are supposed to be - a trip that will take a couple of days! :)
I cannot wait to see my little man on the 4D Ultrasound next week! I am so excited.
So, how am I doing?
I've been feeling pretty good. Lately, I've been tired alot and some days, a bit shaky or light-headed. I've been lying down with my feet up a bunch. Also, to make sure it's not blood sugar or dehydration, I've been drinking gobs of water and juice!
Not really craving anything in particular these days. Coke hasn't really tempted me in awhile, and burgers are still good. But I don't have to have burgers now.
My sweet one has been kicking a ton still! He likes to kick at certain times, so I'm starting to figure out a pattern. It's definitely at night the most. And in the morning. And in mid-afternoon. He's kicking right now! :) I want him to kick lots and lots because its very reassuring that everything is fine.
I've started to get more nervous about the birth. I'm working on a birth plan, and I decided to get a doula. However, this doula is one I didn't hire. It's my sister! I know she is going to make sure nobody does anything to her "big sisser" that they're aren't supposed to do, or to her little nephew! I feel very at ease about having her there. And the only other person will be DH of course. :)
The thing I am most nervous about is the fear of not being able to give birth naturally or vaginally and having to have a C-section. I am, for some reason, terrified at the idea of a C-section. I'm not scared of the pain of a regular birth. I am scared of being cut open and not getting to hold the baby right away. I know...I'm weird. But I really am praying that the natural birth goes well.
Finally, my maternity pictures are scheduled for the beginning of July! :) I've been gathering ideas of what I'd like done, and I think they will be beautiful. The great thing is, my newborn session fee will be $0 since I'm doing my maternity photos with this studio!
That about wraps up this blog post. By the next baby update, I *might* be able to put some of the 4D Ultrasound pics up so ya'll can see them!!!
Have a great week and God bless. :)